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the russian lab at the center of a doping scandal shuts down, as moscow rejects allegations of state-sponsored doping among its athletes. ♪ i'm lauren taylor this is al jazeera live from london. also coming up, laying the ground work, representatives of dozens of countries meet in paris ahead of crucial climate talks. aung san suu kyi says she will call the shots in myanmar. and prime minister david cameron sets out the changes he wants from brussels to stop the
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u.k. leaving the e.u. ♪ hello, the world anti-doping agency has suspended the russian laboratory at the center of a doping scandal. they recommended russia be suspended from world athletics, including next year's rio olympics. as rory challands reports from moscow, the russians are coming out fighting. >> reporter: rain fell on the olympic complex on tuesday, fitting weather for the current mood. this show piece venue is a legacy from soviet days when doping scandals were common. those days seem to be back, and russia could soon find itself cast out of world athletics. >> translator: of course it would be an enormous blow. we hope for common sense from the council members who first of
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all must work in the interests of our sport. >> reporter: the russian athletics federation has until thursday to respond to the allegations of state-endorsed doping, an iaaf council decision on whether to ban russia is expected over the weekend. it's a move some top athletes would support. >> i think it needs to be strong action now, and you never want to have to penalize even one innocent athlete, which might happen in this case, but i think it's a step that has to be taken. >> reporter: this moscow the allegations have invoked a kind of siege mentality. this building is the official address of the moscow, anti-doping laboratory, which has just been stripped of its accreditation. it says that athletes paid bribes so have their
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contaminated samples made to disappear. we tried to get inside, but security turned us away. and russia's anti-doping agency implied that the report contained a hidden anti-russian agenda. >> translator: some of the questions have a special sharpness to them, and are, if you want, politically loaded. >> reporter: it's perhaps difficult to feel anything but gloom on this day, but this sports journalist is trying to be optimistic. >> i think we should now go same way we went in the football system ten years ago, and we should appoint an independent head of anti-doping system to exclude any i kind of this validation. but it was igor's paper that has called the report perhaps the
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darkest day in the history of the sport. >> so you were giving us a flavor of what the sports world is doing about it. what about the government itself? >> reporter: well, it does seem to me that this is a crisis. the kremlin is just starting to realize needs a proper presidential response. on monday evening, after this whole story broke, the kremlin was saying this is not an issue for us to deal with. this is something for the sports ministry, so it was the sports ministry that through most of tuesday was doing the commenting. we have heard from others as well, but the kremlin as the day started to progress was beginning to put out comments. we heard from the kremlin's spokesperson saying he didn't see that there was anything factual in this report, and it
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didn't credit any kind of creadance, but now a meeting is happening, specifically looking at preparations for the rio olympics. so it seems like the kremlin is stepping in. and looking ahead, so much depends now on what the iaaf is going to decide probably over the course of this coming weekend, whether or not to strip russia of its participation in global athletics. >> rory challands thank you. ♪ now we're making progress, but we still have a huge amount of hard work ahead of us, those
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are the words of the french foreign minister as his country prepares to host some of the most important climate talks in recent times. in just under three weeks, foreign ministers from around the world have spent three days trying to settle on a blue print the same is to limit global warming to 2 degrees celsius. and world leaders have been given more incentive. the u.n. says greenhouse gases is at an all-time high. jacky rowland has more from paris. >> reporter: the french foreign minister has made it clear that success at this summit is absolutely essential, failure to reach an agreement on controlling climate change is, in his view, not an option. and he gave just one worrying
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prediction for the future if in fact greenhouse gas emissions continue and temperatures continue to rise. he said by 2030, the effects on the environment, particularly in some of the developing countries would be so severe that 100 million additional people would be facing extreme poverty. so just one indication there of what is at steak in very real terms for those leaders who will be meeting at the beginning of december in france, trying to reach a consensus on how to hit that target of 2 degrees above the temperatures on the planet before the industrial age, and a target to reduce that global warming down to 1.5 degrees. china's immrut be key at the talks in paris.
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the country is the world's biggest polluter. >> reporter: on a day like this, you need no reminder that china is the biggest emitter of greenhouse gases from coal. but the situation in the northeast is much worse than here in beijing, which is already pretty bad today as you can see. there air pollution levels have been breaking all records. in one industrial city, the air quality index stood at 1400. anything above 200 is considered to be very unhealthy indeed. so that gives you a clear indication of just how hazardous the air is in some parts of china. the reasons? well, china's continuing love affair with the car and the country's continued dependency on coal. it now accounts for 60% of this country's energy consumption. complicating things ahead of the paris talks the fact that new data released during the past
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few days shows that china has been burning 17% more coal each year than previously disclosed. the reason that matter is this, china has given a public declaration that would hold the growth in emissions by 2030, and scientists now believe it is going to struggle to meet that target. china will want to talk about some of the progress it has made in fighting pollution, particularly the billions it spent on solar and hydro power technology. myanmar's opposition leader, aung san suu kyi has reiterated her plan to call the shots in the go. results from the election show her party heading for a win. she has repeated her intention to place herself above the role of president. >> in any democratic country it's the leader of the winning
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party who becomes the leader of the government, and if this constitution doesn't allow it, then we'll have to make arrangements so that we can proceed along usual democratic lines. >> reporter: why should it effect the functions of the government? >> because there will be a government. it will be run pop -- properly. the president will be told exactly what he can do. >> reporter: election observers say the election doesn't flawless but was transparent. >> reporter: she is one of the new faces of politics in myanmar. a political activist, turned successful businesswoman, now soon to be a member of parliament for the national league for democracy. >> this is not the end of the your any, it's just the beginning of the journey to call for the better way for the society. >> reporter: she's also a face of hope for the people in
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constituency, where she beat one of the ruling party's heavyweights on sunday. >> i think she can do everything for us. i believe she can fulfill everyone's wishes in this constituency. >> translator: i voted for her, because she can improve our lives. i think she can help deliver better education and health care. >> reporter: there was much concern about the prospect of cheating before the election. the ruling party is after all made up of many former generals who ran the country for half a century, where worried whether they really are willing to relinquish control. >> the process went better than many expected beforehand. it is also true, however, there more is needed, more reforms are needed to ensure that truly
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genuine elections can take place in the future. >> reporter: the european union wants to see an end to the military being guaranteed a quarter of the seats in parliament. the nld is certainly on track to be able to form the next government, but there are many challenges ahead. the army will remain a very powerful political force, and after enduring 50 years of dictatorship, a lack of trust in the military will take a long time to erode. the army will also maintain control of three key ministries and have veto power over any constitutional changes. >> actually this -- this should be a -- a concern of all of us because we -- we still have to negotiate, and we -- we have to make the compromise. >> reporter: there will also be questions about the nld's ability to run the country. but people are celebrating a change they believe will lead to
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a better myanmar. still to come here on al jazeera, mourners gather as the son of a burundian opposition leader is laid to rest. and how 3-d printing is changing the face of aircraft manufacturing. ♪
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>> the only live national news show at 11:00 eastern. >> we start with breaking news. >> let's take a closer look. ♪ reminder of the top stories here on al jazeera. the moscow laboratory at the center of doping allegations has stopped operating after its accreditation was was pengded, this comes after the world anti-doping agency claims there
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was a state-funded doping program for russia's athletes. foreign ministers are in paris trying to reach a deal on climate change. and myanmar's opposition leader, aung san suu kyi, has said although she is barred from becoming president, she will still call the shots if her party is declared the winner of sunday's election. syrian government forces have broken a siege of an air base in the north of the country. the air base has been under seize by the islamic state of iraq and the levant for nearly two years. in latakia, at least 40 have been killed in mortar attacks. the syrian observatory for human rights says one blast was from rocket fire, and the other was either a rocket or a planted bomb. it is a strong hold of president bashar al-assad, and attacks on the city have been rare. joining us live on the line from
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beirut is zana hoda. just to start with this claim that the syrian army has broken the siege of this air base, how significant is that? >> reporter: well, undoubtedly it is a significant gain for the government and its allies. like you mentioned the air base was besieged by isil for two years. and the forces on the ground, they advanced. they have now reached the government troops who were inside this facility. what we understand is that the forces are now trying to secure the base, but we have to wait and see whether or not isil will launch a counter offensive. because according to syrian observatory for human rights, isil is sending reinforcement to aleppo. this is the second victory against isil in the past few days. the government a few days ago recaptured a main highway that really was the only route, an
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important lifeline for the government to send military reinforcements and supplies for civilians who live in the western controlled part of aleppo city. we have to remember that there are many factions in this war, and the government has not been making much gains on other front lines, for example in the northern countryside of hama. and you mentioned the mortar strike that was a blow. mortars have landed in lack teeia in the past, but this was the first time since russia intervened in the fight. the fact that they were able to launch rockets into the area means that little has been done on the ground, so a war with many fronts that right now, the syrian government celebrating what it is calling a victory by lifting the siege of the air
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base which would give it a launching pad if it wants to launch offensives in the aleppo province. >> zana hoda thank you very much indeed. israeli police say two palestinian boys have attacked a security guard in east jerusalem. the boys are accused of stabbing an israeli railway guard. one of the boys was shot and injured by the guard, while the other was overpowered by passengers. a 37-year-old palestinian was shot dead after allegedly trying to stab a guard near jerusalem walled city. slovenia is to build a fence on the border with croatia in an attempt to stem the flow of refugee and migrants. it says it will be used to direct refugee flow rather than stop it. nearly 170,000 have crossed into
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slovenia since hungary sealed its border. britain's prime minister is giving more details on the reforms he would like to see in the european union. they include restrictions on benefits for migrants and protection from closer e.u. integration. formal talks ahead of a summit in december. >> reporter: will we stay, or will we go? the question that will dominate british politics as a referendum approaches. david cameron begain his campaign to renegotiate the terms of the membership. >> so i have every confidence that we will achieve an agreement that works for brit important and our european partners, and if and when we did so, as i said three years ago, i will campaign to keep britain inside a reformed european
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union. >> reporter: broadly cameron believes that britain should be allowed to limit welfare payments to migrants and refugee for a period of four years after they arrive. so opt out of certain laws, and have special protection for the financial services sector in the city of london. with opinion polls showing a narrow lead for the outcampaign, both sides are gearing up for a fight. >> the whole point about negotiations is you ask for a lot and you are prepared to accept a little bit late. even on the change on migrant benefits, he said he is willing to be flexible. and everything else is a promise for years to come. >> reporter: what do you think is the defining argument to stay? >> that we're better in, that going out, carries with it all
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sorts of unknown, unknowable risks, so we can push the e.u. in a more british direction. >> reporter: critics say david cameron's demands are trivial, the reforms won't do enough to alter the balance of power between -- brussels and westminster. angela merkel says she believes a deal can be done, a deal that will then have to be judged by the british voter. a former british soldier has been arrested in relation to the so-called bloody sunday killings in northern ireland 43 years ago. he is the first to be arrested since the start of a murder investigation in 2012. 13 unarmed civilians were killed
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after british soldiers opened fire on a nationalist demonstration. a 2010 inquiry concluded civilians had been killed without justification, paving the way for legal action against the soldiers. the united nations says extra judicial killings, torture and detentions are increasing in bu burundi. the comments came on the same day that the son of an opposition leader was laid to rest. his family says he was killed because of his father's work as a human rights activist. let's get more on this now from our free lance journalist who we are not naming for security reasons. tell us about the funeral and the tensions that are there at the moment. >> reporter: there is a lot of tension in the city, and as i told you the previous days. i mean the suburbs are emptying. people are fleeing into the countryside, all this morning
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the son of pierre, he was buried, but very few people attended to burial, they were just too afraid to go. last week another burial of an opposition guy ended up in a killing because when they brought the body to the -- to the graveyard, you know, the -- the convoy tell into an ambush, so a lot of people today didn't want to go to the funeral. there was only about 100 people, and this is very rare, because pierre is a very popular guy in bujumbura, and normally this kind of funeral would attract more than a thousand people. >> and we heard the u.n. saying that extra judicial killings and so on are increasing. tell us about how that information is emerging, and how difficult is it to get access to that kind of information. >> it is and more and more.
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there is killing at random in the suburbs. last weekend also, you know, five uniformed guys in police uniform attacked a bar and killed seven people, executed them at point range. so people are very much afraid. the next day or couple of days later in another area in bujumbura there were three to four people killed, bodies were lays in the street, and we were not able to form it. but it's horrible, people are being tortured. we heard witnesses saying what was going on in the jails of the secret police. it's horrible, and it's getting worse, worse, and worse. >> thank you very much indeed. our correspondent there in bujumbu bujumbura. a riot in an overcrowded prison in guinea has lead to
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many being killed and wounded. our correspondent has more. >> reporter: gunshots outside and within the prison after an attempted jailbreak. it start when hundreds of prisoners rebelled against the government of the jail. >> translator: they came running to inform others at the junction, there is something going wrong, be ready. i saw the prisoners climbing the fence throwing stones against the military. >> reporter: a government statement said the gunfire prompted a timely and vigorous response of the security services, adding that the situation is currently under control. 13 prisoners were wounded during the riot. which sparked panic in nearby neighborhoods. >> translator: we were cooking when we saw the military call for help. some of the military were hiding
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in our houses. >> reporter: the prison is designed to accommodate 300 inmates but holds more than one thousand currently. it is -- ethiopia is asking for help with their refugee problem there. more than 730,000 could go hungry if ethiopia can't raise $55 million for food aid by the end of the year. the former chancellor of west germany has died at his home. age 96. schmidt lead west germany before unification between 1974 and 1982. it was under his leadership that the west german economy experienced rapid expansion. he was an advocate of the free market and played an active role in international economic debate
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later in life. the dubai air show usually hits the headlines for the billions of dollars of airplanes sold. but the focus this year is on cutting-edge technology rather than big-money deals. >> reporter: the order books have been quiet. to be fair, two years ago, it was a record number of orders, $206 billion spent on new plane orders. this year the only thing of note so far, jet airways from india, spending $8 billion on 75 new 737 planes. and emirates airlines spending about $16 billion on ge engines. as for things like the a-380 behind me, forget about it. hasn't been a new order for one of those in two years. so the focus has now shifted to
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inside. this is the first time here that we have seen one entire section of the air show decaded to 3-d printing. airbus's a-350 plane which only started flying last year, has a thousand parts on board which are manufactured through 3-d printing. what we have here is something completely different. this is the world's first 3-d printed drone or uav as they call them, which has a jet engine inside. what they have managed to do is to construct it or print it from a material that can withstand the heat that a jet engine puts out. that jet engine is pushing this drone along at up to 240 kilometers per hour, you can imagine how that would change the whole way that drones are used. this is not something that will be mass produced, but it demonstrates what 3-d printing is capable of, and where it can
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